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Please be aware that the authority to accept and process rental assistance requests pursuant to Act 24 of 2020 expired on September 30, 2020. At this time PHFA and its agents lack the authority to accept new applications.
However, based upon on-going legislative initiatives occurring in the Pennsylvania legislature, PHFA anticipates that authority for COVID related rental assistance will be reenacted by the General Assembly.
Upon reenactment of authority, PHFA and its agents will start accepting applications again. Please check back on the PHFA website regularly to see if applications for assistance are reopened. PHFA will also send media notices if reauthorization occurs, so also watch media.
If you previously submitted an application electronically or via the United States postal service with a post date of September 30, 2020 or earlier, we will continue to process your application.
PHFA CARES Rental Relief Program
The Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed in March, provided $3.9 billion for Pennsylvania and is intended to help people hurt economically during the pandemic. In late May, the General Assembly directed $175 million of these CARES dollars to PHFA to provide assistance for struggling renters and homeowners. The portion for rent assistance is at least $150 million.
Center for Community Action wants to help those affected by the pandemic. Use our online application to see if you are eligible for the PHFA CARES Rental Relief Program.